Helping Union Workers Obtain Compensation For Asbestos Exposure
Because asbestos was used primarily in the manufacture of products and in building materials, many of the workers exposed to it were in industries such as manufacturing and construction. Workers in these types of industries typically belong to labor unions. Although union workers can collect workers’ compensation, they may need additional compensation to cover losses from asbestos-related cancer.
At Kelley & Ferraro, LLP, we have represented thousands of union members over the past 18 years. We have experience with injured workers from all types of unions and industries. In addition, we represent union workers’ family members who have developed cancer from secondhand exposure to asbestos.
Asbestos exposure has been linked to numerous illnesses and cancers, including mesothelioma, gastrointestinal and colon cancer, esophageal cancer and lung cancer. We have experience proving the source of asbestos exposure in cancer cases and then holding the responsible companies accountable.
Union Workers Who May Be Entitled To Additional Compensation
Our lawyers represent workers in many industries, including:
- Steel workers
- Iron workers
- Auto workers
- Railroad workers
- Construction workers
- Mill workers
- Pipe fitters
In Ohio, you may collect damages from a negligent third party in addition to workers’ compensation. We file third-party personal injury and wrongful death suits against asbestos manufacturers and distributors.